To accommodate the growth and dynamics within the Control Systems Technology section of the department of Mechanical Engineering at TU/e there are multiple openings for:Fully-funded 4-year PhD researchers and 1-3 years postdoctoral researchers
in the broad area of mathematical system theory, control engineering, process control, (mechatronic) system design, identification, optimization, learning
The positions can be either related to fundamental research or applied research. In the latter case, several already established connections with industrial partners exist, and application domains include the following: high-tech systems, mechatronics, robotics for care and cure, automated vehicles and mobility, energy systems (including nuclear fusion, solar fuels, plasma control), large-scale infrastructures (locks, tunnels, bridges), electric driving and flying, precision agriculture.
We are continuously looking for top talent, both nationally and internationally, and have often multiple open PhD and postdoc positions within the below mentioned research groups:
- General mathematical systems and control theory & Hybrid/networked/cyber-physical/secure systems (contact: Maurice Heemels)
- Optimization for control and design (contact: Pascal Etman)
- Supervisory control (contact: Michel Reniers)
- Autonomous driving, automotive design, electric driving/flying, and mobility systems (contact: Theo Hofman, Mauro Salazar)
- Learning and identification for control (contact: Tom Oomen)
- Design of mechatronic systems (contact: Maarten Steinbuch)
- Robotics (contact: Rene van de Molengraft, Elena Torta)
- Process control and energy systems (contact: Dinesh Krishnamoorthy)
We invite you to take a look at our research lines and groups of the mentioned contacts, and indicate your interests as explicitly as you desire to facilitate finding potential matches. The selection and interview will be done on the initiative of the PIs of the CST section, depending on a preselection and match between research interests. The selection procedure is based on scientific excellence.Control Systems Technology section
Engineered systems and their control are essential to address future societal challenges regarding health, mobility, energy, food, etc. The increasing complexity of these systems requires systematic design, modelling, optimisation and control to improve their performance, monitor their health, and allow interaction between systems as well as their users. Within CST we address these challenges every day combining excellence in research and teaching, teamwork and individual career paths and a lot of fun in the process of improving the world around us. CST is among the largest and high-impact research centers in control globally, where both fundamental and applied research are performed at the highest levels. Current research lines include control and systems theory, cyber-physical systems, optimization, artificial intelligence, machine learning, systems engineering, as well as mechanical design. Applications are often done in close collaboration with industry, where the CST section is uniquely positioned in a key high-tech region (Brainport Eindhoven http://brainporteindhoven.com
). Application areas include mechatronic system design and motion systems, robotics, autonomous vehicles and mobility, smart medical devices, energy systems including nuclear fusion, thermal therapies, and agrofood. The CST section currently consists of a diverse and committed team of 29 full-time and parttime staff members and 50+ post-doc and PhD researchers.